: I really do wish it was all that simple, but I cannot
: help but stare rudely at the errors in GURPS.
: Seabolt made up stuff from his own imagination (digging
: mandrakes will kill men and dogs [did he ever even
: play, for example, Relic where you send units to dig
: up roots?]) and things he just plain overlooked in the
: game (the Deceiver's fate at the end of Shiver), etc.
well, besides the blatant errors that the game disproves.
: I can't tell all the time when he takes a genuine Bungie
: idea and adds his own stuff to it, or simply takes his
: creative freedom and starts his own little additions
: to the universe. Sure, some stuff in there is from the
: prerelease info, but since Bungie didn't/couldn't
: implement it, does it even exist as canon?
: I can hear it now: "Welly, if Seabolt says something
: in GURPS which was in the prerelease info, it is canon
: because that means he talked to Bungie".
: Personally I see it like this: "If Seabolt says
: something in GURPS which was in the prerelease info,
: it means that he had contact with Bungie". That's
I think that anything not contradicted by the in game stuff, that was pre-game or something, is canon.
: And we know for certain that prerelease info cannot all
: be held as canon. For example! I have copied and
: pasted the below prerelease info.
: "The following text taken from Bungie's Myth site:
: The story of Myth centers around a deity which appears
: in this world in cycles of a thousand years. During
: one cycle the deity will appear as a Savior; in the
: next, as a Destroyer. At the beginning of Myth, The
: Fallen Lords, he has returned in the guise of
: Destroyer, with the Fallen Lords, a group of
: resurrected and powerful generals. These beings and
: their legions of undead and spirit forces rise up to
: destroy the living beings of this world, while the
: player controls the living and tries to stop the
It is possible that means that the saivor hero and the destroyer/leveller are the same person, but I agree that that doesn't make sense.
: The above prerelease info says it is the same creature
: which alternately is Savior and Destroyer. However,
: unless this creature can be at 2 places at the same
: time, this is impossible. Further, and much more
: importantly, the whole possibility of the Leveler ever
: being a hero is proven wrong in the Myth II epilogue
: right here: "Although the hero of every age of
: light is different, every dark age is ushered in by
: the same beast[...]"
'...many of these heroes were doomed to return in the following age, destroying all they had fought so hard to perserve."
: So, we cannot take prerelease info as canon since some of
: it was very clearly decided against... unless it is
: corroborated by the games or manuals. So, we're back
: to Square One, which means that if something GURPS
: says isn't corroborated by the games or manuals, it is
: in question.
Martel said the reason Connacht says this is "a" tain is because he is an ignorant barbarain. Yes, he is. But MJ is also made up of ignorant barbarians, because in order to get "a" tain, Connacht merely has to get them a magical artifacts book for dumbies.
(okay they give it a fancy name, but that's not the point)
Basically, they assume you can just "build a Tain" which is total nonsense. It would be like Rabican going out and forging a "Balmung". The Tain is a unique item, and although more can probably be made, it would be EXTREMELY hard.